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Hello Fellow Artists and Happy New Year!

I can’t believe the holidays are over and we have begun a new year. Let’s hope 2022 is filled with a plethora of artistic creativity and learning from each other and those outside our association. Every year can be a new beginning, despite the pandemic, so I personally pray for a positive attitude and open spirit to attain new knowledge.

Our first meeting will be Tuesday, February 1, at 7:00 pm, and we will enforce the wearing of masks since the Covid numbers have risen again. Refreshments will still be grab and go snacks, bottled water, and canned pop. Our demo artist will be Marsha Pippenger, whose area of expertise is collage. Please read the article below for more details.

We are excited to have David R. Smith for our spring workshop, so please contact Pat Dunker to sign up.

Our annual Members Fine Art Show will be here before you know it so be on the lookout for details. We added photography this year, so be sure to read all the requirements for this show in the prospectus, which will be on your entry form.

Looking forward to seeing all who can attend in February. Take care and keep warm!

Linda Brandenburg



February 1 Marsha Pippenger, collage                August 2 No meeting
March 1 Jane Halliwell, botanical watercolor      September 6 Jacqueline Sullivan, acrylic
April 5 Andi Sanders, alcohol ink                          October 4 Workshop, TBD
May 3 Workshop, David R. Smith, watercolor     November 1 Erica Kenner, pastel
June 7 Social                                                            December 6 Christmas Party
July 5 No meeting

We are currently requesting that attendees continue to reserve a space for all demos through Debbie Cosenza and all safety considerations will continue including distancing and masking.

…Submitted by Carol Edsall


The Fairborn Art Association meeting for Tuesday night, February 1, 2022, at 7:00 pm features a colorful collage artist, Marsha Pippenger. The public is invited to attend and watch as Pippenger demonstrates her creative art techniques. All current safety protocols will be in place for the meeting. Attendees must register their intent to attend by contacting Debbie Cosenza. We will be set up in a workshop environment to allow attendee participation in working on a collage along with our artist.

Pippenger has been active in Dayton’s arts community for more than 30 years, creating and exhibiting her colorful collages and promoting the visual arts. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio Northern University and a Master of Humanities from Wright State University. At Central State University, she completed independent coursework with local artist and educator, Bing Davis.

Pippenger has taught courses in art and art history at Wright State University and Kettering College and was a resident artist with Muse Machine. She is certified by the Kennedy Center to conduct workshops in arts integration. She has worked in graphic arts, taught art in the Dayton Public Schools, and served on the boards of local arts organizations. Her work can be found in local galleries and in a variety of public and private collections.

She states on her web site: “In my opinion, the best art is intuitive – one individual’s interior experiences outwardly expressed in artistic media. For me, this media is paper, combined with pencils, pastels and natural or found objects. For as long as I can remember, imagination has been my best friend, creating art as necessary as breathing. When I work in my studio I become totally immersed in a delightful universe of colors, textures and shapes. Time stands in limbo. Collage is perfectly suited to my philosophy of visual expression.”

…Submitted by James M. Gifford, Publicity Chair


Fairborn Art Association is pleased to welcome David R. Smith for our May 2–4, 2022 Workshop. David enjoys the challenge of working in harmony with a fluid medium. By providing the proper environment, surrendering some control, and working with the medium, the most beautiful results oftentimes occur naturally. To keep the paintings from getting too precise, and instead, to convey a feeling of aliveness, David utilizes a number of techniques such as working wet into wet, glazing, pouring, spattering, and spraying. These techniques not only keep the painting fresh, but produce exciting interminglings and textures effortlessly.

David’s favorite subjects tend to be found in nature and he loves to travel abroad as well as explore state and national parks for inspiration. Depicting a subject in great light, capitalizing on the contrast developed by light and shadow, while showcasing the assortment of jewels that happen naturally through the fluid medium, keeps David eager to paint his next creation.

David has studied under numerous instructors in the states and in China. He has displayed his work in galleries and museums across the United States and his work has been awarded at the state and national level. David has received Signature Membership with the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and others. The registration form is available in the Gallery and is attached to this article. Please register as soon as possible so we don’t have to cancel.

…Submitted by Pat Dunker

Attachment: FAA DAVID R SMITH Registration 2022


The Gallery at Lofino Plaza will feature photography and watercolor from James M. and Connie S. Gifford from February 1 to 28, 2022. The Gallery will be open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am–7:00 pm, Fridays from 9:00 am–4:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am–Noon. A reception will be held on February 2, 2022 from 1:00 pm–3:00 pm and is open to the public. The Gallery at Lofino Plaza is located at 3868 Dayton Xenia Road. Beavercreek, Ohio 45432.

Jim’s interest in photography began in childhood and has continued throughout his adult life. He serves as the FAA Photographer and Publicity Chair. Connie has won many awards and many of her paintings are in private collections. She co-chairs the FAA Members Fine Art Show Committee, is a signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, and is the current President and a signature member of Western Ohio Watercolor Society.

…Submitted by Connie Gifford


Middletown Arts Center is hosting a 2-day watercolor workshop with Yuki Hall on March 5–6, 2022. For more information and/or to register, contact the Arts Center at (513) 424-2417. The center is also hosting a lobby Exhibit for Yuki during the months of February and March, 2022. Twelve paintings created in the time range of 2013 to 2021, mostly cityscapes, will be exhibited.


Yuki Hall is offering a 2-day workshop “Expressive Pen & Wash” on March 21–22, 2022, 9:30 am–4:00 pm at Fairborn Art Association Gallery. Pen & Wash is a wonderful method to capture an essence of the scene quickly with a minimal amount of supply. In this 2-day workshop, you will learn about different types of pens and their usages. You will also learn how to avoid rigid coloring-in style of painting, but to instead, execute it with expressive lines with confident brush marks which reflect humanness and finesse. Method of blending colors on the paper to keep freshness will also be discussed. The cost for this 2-day workshop is $150. The fee includes 3 different types of permanent pens and 1 blend-able pen, plus 6 sheets of 11×7.5 and 1 sheet of 15×11 watercolor paper (Arche’s rough and Saunders rough, 140 LB).  To register, please send the payment and the registration form directly to Yuki Hall. The registration form is available in the Gallery and on the website. For any questions regarding this workshop, please call, text or e-mail Yuki.

…Submitted by Yuki Hall

Attachment: Yuki Hall Expressive Pen & Wash Registration Form


The B-W Greenway Community Land Trust & the Fairborn Art Association’s Landscape 2022 juried art competition is underway. It has been held for the past 11 years to heighten public awareness of preserving local greenspaces through art.

Annually, a different location which has been preserved is selected. The 2022 location for the competition is Spangler Nature Preserve, one of the newest parks for the Clark County Park District. The Spangler Nature Preserve encompasses property acquired on both sides of Spangler Road by B-W Greenway.

The juried competition is open to all artists 16 years and older, living within 200 miles of Fairborn, OH. A 2-D work may be oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, print, drawing, mixed media, or photography. A 2-D art may not exceed 30 x 40 inches. 3D art, less than 60 lbs. in weight. 3-D sculpture, must fit through a standard doorway.

All entries will be received at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn, OH (in the rear of the building) on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

A non-refundable entry fee of $20 for a total of 3 works must accompany all entry forms. Artwork may be offered for sale by the artist; 20% of each sale will be taken as a donation to B-W Greenway Community Land Trust.

The judge for Landscapes2022 is Eve Fleck. She served as Director of Marketing and Communications for the Springfield Museum of Art. Eve worked as a studio ceramicist operating Eve Fleck Porcelain for 30 years. Her work is included in several museum collections and art publications. Eve received her B.A. in Visual Arts from Goddard College with additional study at the San Francisco Art Institute, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and the Penland School of Crafts.

The Opening Reception will be held at the Fairborn Art Gallery on Sunday, July 10, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The art will be on display at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery and open to the public on July 17 and July 24.

For additional information, visit the B-W Greenway webpage: or contact Pat Higgins.

Submitted by Pat Higgins


B-W Greenway Community Land Trust is seeking volunteers from the membership of the Fairborn Art Association to help with the 2022 Landscape Juried Art Competition. Since the start of the juried art competition, B-W Greenway and the Fairborn Art Association have worked together to sponsor the annual competition. The Fairborn Art Association has provided their beautiful gallery space and the ribbons for the winners. Each year the number of entries has increased and the attendees at the opening reception and the Sunday gallery visiting hours has grown. As a result, we need some additional helpers with the competition. Below is a list of areas in which we could use some help. Please review and let Pat Higgins know if you could donate a few hours if possible.

2022 Landscape Juried Art Competition – Tasks To Be Performed and Number of Volunteers Needed

Distribution of Brochures – Various Locations                                                          3 Volunteers
Parks, Libraries, Art Galleries/Studios, School Art Departments,
Montgomery County, Greene County and Clark County (Private and Public),
University of Dayton, Wright State University, High School Art Departments
Press Releases and Webpage Stories/Updates on All Social Media Sites              2 Volunteers
Collect Art and Fees – Saturday, June 25 1:004:00 pm                                              2 Volunteers
Judging the Art – Date to be determined – 3 hours                                                    1 Volunteer
Assist Juror as needed, Record the names and places of the winners
Hanging the Art – Date to be determined – 23 hours                                                1 Volunteer
Opening Reception – July 10 Noon to 4:00 pm                                                              5 Volunteers
Food and Beverages, Award Ceremony
Gallery – Sunday, July 17 12:30 – 3:30 pm                                                                       2 Volunteers
Welcome Visitors
Artist Pick-up Pieces – July 24 1:00 4:00 pm                                                                  2 Volunteers
Artist information entered into Database                                                                     1 Volunteer

…Submitted by Pat Higgins


Carol Collett’s contact information has changed. Her new phone number is 326-467-0578. Please use this new number and not the phone number in the directory. Her new phone number is posted here with her permission.

…Submitted by Carol Collett, Gallery Coordinator

Sue Ann Red passed away November 14, 2021 at the age of 79. Sue was FAA President from 1996 to 1999. She served as FAA Treasurer for many years. Her funeral was November 22, 2021.

Sue Brezine served as FAA President from 2011 to 2014. She was a gifted artist and taught watercolor classes to many of our members. Sue passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 30 at the age of 84. A celebration of her life was held on December 18, 2021.

Charles W. Janning, known as Charlie to many of us, he was born on April 15, 1936 and passed away on December 9, 2021. His funeral was December 21, 2021. Charlie was the husband of FAA member Carole Janning, who held the office of FAA President from 1999 to 2002. She also served as Recording Secretary for many years. Charlie was an attorney who helped FAA by giving his legal advice on several issues.

Judy Mason, Her daughter, Beth Daugherty, posted on FaceBook on December 31, 2021 about her death. Her funeral was January 2, 2022.

…Submitted by Jackie Albright


If you have access to the internet, please go to our website at for additional articles throughout the month. We also post photographs of meetings and other events that we are unable to publish in the printed version of this newsletter.


Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. The deadline for submitting articles to be included in the March Newsletter is Monday, February 14, 2022. Please email your articles to April Coppess.

Please note that for privacy reasons, the Fairborn Art Association will not post personal email addresses or phone numbers in the newsletters or on our website unless we have the respective member’s permission. Consult your FAA Directory for contact information for members. For non-members, we will provide the contact information we are given for them.